Richard P. Howard Sr., 73, Altoona, died Tuesday evening at Altoona Regional. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Franklin L. and Dorothy (Reeseman) Howard. Surviving are his former wife, Charlotte Howard; a son, Richard P. Jr.; a stepdaughter, Vicki R. Hall; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Dorothy Erb; and several half brothers and half sisters. He was a U.S. Army veteran. At the request of the deceased, there will be no public viewing. A funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are by Vincent J. Good Funeral Parlor, 328 Fifth Ave., Altoona.